Calendar

Jan
23
Tue
Choir-Jonathan Chorale @ Jonathan Elementary
Jan 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

4th and 5th Grade students at JES have an opportunity to sing and make music together on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  Each student will get a t-shirt that they will wear at the concert.  Hope to see you in the music room for the JES Chorale rehearsal!

Microsoft Word @ Family Learning Center
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Get a good solid understanding of Microsoft Word, including: creating, formatting, saving and printing a document; setting tabs and indents; cutting, copying and pasting; using bullets and numbering; creating headers and footers; using Spell-and Grammar-check and more.  There will be a 30 minute break, please bring a bag lunch.
Some typing experience is assumed as this is a hands-on class.

Fantastic Forces @ Clover Ridge Elementary
Jan 23 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

Come along on a Mad Science tour de force! Feel angular momentum move you, and investigate inertia in action. Observe how the forces of flight affect airplane performance and use air pressure to levitate ping pong balls! Learn about structural engineering when you build a bridge, and electrical engineering as you build circuits. Discover the link between sound and vibration, the forces required to shape a gemstone, and how to use density to clean up an oil spill. And of course, get a great signature Mad Science take-home every day! Class content varies depending on series length. Visit mn.madscience.org for class syllabus at your location.

Grandmasters of Chess @ Carver Elementary School
Jan 23 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

New and returning students invited. Each {YEL!} Chess class follows four basic components:
•Teach It!…Each class, students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games
•Practice It!…Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept.
•Puzzle It!… Students are given chess puzzles (constructed by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya) and work with coach guidance to solve them.
•Play It!…Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session.
Sign up today to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with {YEL!}.

Driver’s Education @ Chaska High School
Jan 23 @ 3:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Community Education, in collaboration with Safeway Driving School, offers students ages 14½ and older the opportunity to participate in classroom instruction to prepare them for the MN permit test. All instructors are licensed by the MN Department of Public Safety.

Behind-the-wheel instruction must be set up with Safeway Driving School, 651.351.9150, www.safewaydrivingschool.com. The cost is $150 and is payable to Safeway at the lessons..

Classroom instruction prepares the student to take the Minnesota permit test and begin the responsibility of driving. The 30 hours of classroom is structured into 10 independent lessons. Students must be on time for all classes. Riding the district activity bus may not ensure timely arrival so alternative arrangements should be made. If a student misses a lesson, they can make up that exact lesson number at the next session or at one of Safeway’s other locations. After class is completed, students that are 15 years old are eligible to take their permit test at any Minnesota exam center. Students can take the class at age 14½ but cannot take their permit test until age 15.

Parent involvement is required to produce safe, responsible teen drivers. It is critical that parents plan to practice regularly with their new student drivers. Safeway offers detailed information on its web site to assist parents with understanding Minnesota laws and requirements for student drivers. Safeway strongly encourages parents to review its parent information and watch the online Parent Class videos at www.safewaydrivingschool.com.

Behind-the-wheel instruction must be directly set up with Safeway Driving School, 651.351.9150,www.safewaydrivingschool.com. The cost is $150 and is payable to Safeway at the lessons. Includes six hours of driving in three, two-hour private lessons. All driving is done in a real car on actual city streets, highways and freeways with a responsible, licensed Safeway instructor. Safeway recommends students take their first lesson 6-8 weeks after receiving their permit. The lessons should be a minimum of 30 days apart to allow for practice driving. The lessons can be completed up to one year after completing classroom. Scheduling is offered online for 24/7 convenience. All of Safeway’s cars are white with identical graphics, so parents and students are confident that it is a Safeway car picking up the student for a lesson. Students can get picked up for their behind-the-wheel lesson from home, school or work.

Jr. Basketball @ Bluff Creek Elementary
Jan 23 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

For K-3rd grades
Fundamentals and fun are in store. Emphasis is placed on basic skills development of dribbling, shooting, passing, sportsmanship and teamwork. We then use engaging and dynamic games to cement students’ growth including our unique three-on-three style game. This is a high-octane class with an inclusive atmosphere. But hurry, the shot-clock is running down!

H.I.I.T. Circuit Training @ Chaska High School
Jan 23 @ 3:20 pm – 3:50 pm

Make the most of your workout with this High Intensity Interval Training! Get a head to toe workout in 30 minutes! Siting all day in a desk can be hard on our bodies and we all know activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle – all of us included! Circuit training is a quick, fun way to incorporate activity for a head to toe workout. Be an advocate for your health and join this fun, active class! All equipment provided and all levels welcome!

Body Sculpting and Conditioning @ Chaska High School
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come join the fun! Meet new people and get in shape! This class is for all levels. Tone your whole body and improve your muscular strength through many different sculpting and conditioning exercises head to toe. We will be using a variety of different exercise equipment, such as, hand weights, stability balls, kettle bells, medicine balls, resistance bands and more (all provided). This class is a great addition to any cardiovascular workout!

Little Tikes Tennis Blue @ Clover Ridge Elementary. Gym
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Ages 4-5.  The main emphasis of this class is to build basic tennis skills and have fun! With the use of age appropriate equipment and up-beat, well trained instructors will start to build your child’s basic athletic skills and how to properly handle the racquet. In addition to further developing the child’s fine motor skills like hand-eye coordination, we will emphasize balance and agility. This class will be the foundation for this life-long sport! Please bring your tennis racquet and a water bottle.

If you are unsure which size racquet your child should have please watch this short video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cySR9PhA-lk

The United States Tennis Association guidelines are that kids learn the game of tennis with age appropriate equipment and on age appropriate court dimensions. We also believe this is the correct way for kids to learn as well. Please watch the following video to understand why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM9BmDW41sQ

Beginning & Intermediate Pottery @ Chaska High School
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own pottery or clay projects? Learn how to throw on the wheel in this laid back studio atmosphere. Beginners will be introduced to the potters wheel and start by creating bowls, cups and other basic forms. Intermediate learners will expand their skills and techniques with more advanced forms and demonstrations. Every student will leave with finished projects that are functional, food safe and an original work of art. $17 materials fee for the 1st bag of clay. Students buy more if needed.